If you lived in France instead of Guyana, you would:

Health

be 76.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Guyana, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In France, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2019.

live 10.7 years longer

In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money

Guyana has a GDP per capita of $18,700 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.

be 26.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.

be 61.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.

Life

be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guyana, approximately 667.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 85.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Guyana, approximately 22.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.

have 30.3% fewer children

In Guyana, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Guyana, approximately 37.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In France, about 85.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% more on education

Guyana spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare

Guyana spends 4.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 10.6 times more coastline

Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.
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